Meet the Staff

Clare Lechuga
Insurance and Billing Coordinator

Clare has been a part of our dental team since 1989. She is also crossed trained as a Registered Dental Assistant.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Coco and new puppy Gigi! They love going to the beach and visiting vintage and rat rod car shows!

Sapphire David
Surgery Scheduling Coordinator/Front Office Staff

Sapphire has been a part of our dental team since 2014. She has been cross-trained for both surgical assisting and front office. She enjoys using both her front office and back office knowledge to better assist in patient care. 
Sapphire was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Paso Robles, California. When she is not working she enjoys charcoal and pencil drawing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

Michelle Reaves, R.D.H, B.S.
Treatment Coordinator/Registered Dental Hygienist

Michelle has loved being a part of our team since 2014. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Cal Poly State University in 2009 and completed her Dental Hygiene degree with highest honors from Southwestern College in 2014.  Growing up, she was inspired to enter the field of dentistry by her mother, a passionate and wonderful dentist in San Diego. Her brother has also followed in their mother’s footsteps and recently graduated from dental school!

Michelle deeply values the interdisciplinary and service-spirited approach taken by Dr. Goroski and Dr. Arceo. This approach allows for the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate care which aims to improve overall health (systemic and dental) and help our community thrive!  Michelle also has a special interest in Myofunctional Therapy and Airway/Sleep Health as a holistic means to address root causes for dysfunctional breathing and inadequate intraoral development that may be in disharmony or causing incompatibilities. 

Michelle loves being a wife and mom to a wonderful husband and two amazing kiddos. In her spare time, she can be found making sourdough, learning Italian, staying active, and spending time at the ranch with her family and friends.

Stacy Mills, R.D.H, M.S.
Registered Dental Hygienist

Stacy has been an integral member of our dental hygiene team since 2018, contributing her extensive background in the dental field, which spans over 18 years of dedicated experience. Her journey in oral healthcare commenced in 2005 when she embarked on her career as a dental assistant, cultivating invaluable hands-on expertise and nurturing a profound passion for the field.

In 2018, Stacy reached a pivotal milestone in her professional journey by graduating from Taft College, where she earned an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Recognizing the paramount importance of continuous education, Stacy committed to further academic growth, culminating in the attainment of her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Foothill College in 2022. She continued her pursuit of excellence by achieving a Master’s of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico in 2023.

Stacy’s unwavering dedication extends to her patient-centered approach. She places the utmost emphasis on ensuring that our patients consistently feel 100% informed and comfortable during their dental visits. To her, there is no greater satisfaction than the opportunity to educate and assist patients in conquering their dental fears, fostering a sense of empowerment and well-being.

In 2011, Stacy embarked on a personal journey of her own, relocating from Southern California to the picturesque Central Coast. In her leisure time, she finds solace in outdoor activities such as hiking and running, often accompanied by her husband and their beloved canine companion, Jacey. Her commitment to both her profession and her personal pursuits reflects her holistic approach to life and well-being.

Hannah Kropp, R.D.H
Registered Dental Hygienist

Hannah joined our dental hygiene team in 2022, graduating with highest honors from Taft College. 

Hannah is a native of the Central Coast; her bio is coming soon!

Brianne Jimeson
Dental/Hygiene Assistant

Bri has been a valued member of our dental team since the inception of the year 2022. She embarked on her professional journey with us, marking her inaugural venture into the realm of dental healthcare. Her genuine passion for the intricacies of dentistry has become evident through her dedication and enthusiasm.

Outside of her professional commitments, Bri finds solace and fulfillment in quality moments shared with her beloved family. She cherishes the precious time spent with her husband, Tate, her daughter and her son. Their shared interests include indulging in cinematic experiences, engaging in video games, and delighting in the simple pleasures of outdoor activities at the park.

Yesenia Lopez
Dental Assistant

Yesenia has been a part of our dental team since 2021. 

Yesenia is currently enrolled in her pre-reqs for dental hygiene schools to full her dream of becoming a registered dental hygienist very soon!

Outside of work she loves working out at the gym, going out and trying new and exciting restaurants and enjoying the outdoors with her extraordinary boyfriend! 

Shirley Luce
Dental Assistant

Shirley was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA then attended Allan Hancock College. She graduated with an A.S. in Dental Assisting and became a Certified Dental Assistant.

Shirely has worked in General Dentistry, Orthodontics and Periodontics over the past 20+ years.

She has also run a few 5Ks, usually end in 1st or 2nd place (too often) in her age group!

Shirley loves to hike, spend time with family (3 kids and grandkids) and friends, practice yoga, and read. She has 2 cats, 5 dogs, and Mouflon sheep to keep me busy too!

Eric Grunden
Dental/Surgical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Lacey Trevino
Dental/Surgical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Lauren Aikenhead
Front office Staff/Scheduler

Bio coming soon!

 Shelby Cook
Dental/Surgical Assistant

Shelby has been a part of the team since July 2023! “Working as a dental assistant has given me so many opportunities connecting with those around me. Helping people feel their best has taught me how to take care of myself as well,sharing the knowledge that I have learned so far with family and friends has been my favorite thing to talk about!” Outside of work Shelby enjoys reading, being around family, coaching livestock kids, and loving on her one-eyed fur baby Pippin. Shelby was born and raised in Paso Robles and found a love for agriculture. She was in a local 4H club for 13 years and in Paso Robles High School’s FFA program for 4 years. Learning how to care for livestock has taught her hard work and patience. It has even helped Shelby earn quite a few degrees and awards, one being the FFA American Degree that less than 0.5% of FFA members obtain. She had to put 10,000 hours in projects throughout her 4 years of high school, have over 50 hours in community service, and compete in public speaking contests. Being able to give back to her community has been her biggest accomplishment yet!

Julia Feinberg
Dental/Surgical Assistant

Bio coming soon! 

 Alyssa Korpela
Front Office Staff/Scheduler

Alyssa was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA. She has lived all the way from the foggy bay of San Francisco to the sunny beaches of San Diego in her 20’s. Alyssa moved back home, resumed her studies and continued college courses, and had her sweet babygirl, who will now be 8 in a few short weeks! (YIKES). She has studied Dance, Culinology, & Nutrition Science and graduated Allan Hancock College as COVID-19’s (drive-thru) Graduating Class of 2020 – all as a single working Mommy! Due to the pandemic, Alyssa started working and shifted from her continued higher education for the time being, but has hopes to finish up her Bachelor’s Degree at some point in the future. She has reunited with her first ever boyfriend 20 years later, and  now has a happy family of 3 – kids aged 8, 13 & 15. We just bought our first home here in Santa Maria!

Jane Mikula
Front Office Staff/Scheduler

Bio coming soon!

Nancyann Rutledge
Front Office Staff/Scheduler

Bio coming soon!